Geo-Trips :: Collecting squares in western Glasgow

Glasgow West

A walk from Garnethill, Tue, 25 Jun 2019 by Alan Murray-Rust

On the day before the Geograph AGM 2019, I took the opportunity to visit squares to the west of the City centre to photograph in gridsquares I had not previously visited - for Geograph, at least!

The trip was primarily done on foot, although a couple of bus trips, and one on the Subway provided convenient links between different areas of activity.

Having walked down to Sauchiehall Street from my hotel on Renfrew Street, I took a bus through to Hyndland Road, then walked through Partickhill to Partick interchange. Another bus trip took me through the Clyde Tunnel to Linthouse, from where I walked via the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to Cardonald Station. Another short bus ride into the centre of Govan, and then on foot past the former Govan Tram Depot (to 'replicate' a view taken 54 years earlier) to Kinning Park Subway Station. Round the inner circle to Cowcaddens to another location - the site of Buchanan Street Railway Station - which I had also photographed in 1965, before adjourning for lunch in the Station Bar on Port Dundas Road with fellow Geograph-er Ann Burgess.

On the map below, the grey line is the GPS track from this trip. Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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NS5865 : Former Glasgow Academy gateway on Holland Street by Alan Murray-Rust
Former Glasgow Academy gateway on Holland Street
Despite the style, these were built as late as 1938, matching the earlier... more

NS5567 : Tenements on Hyndland Road by Alan Murray-Rust
Tenements on Hyndland Road
This section of Hyndland Road is a significant local shopping centre. The... more

NS5567 : Tenement chimneys by Alan Murray-Rust
Tenement chimneys
On Hyndland Road near Turnberry Road.

NS5567 : Prince's Gardens, Partickhill by Alan Murray-Rust
Prince's Gardens, Partickhill
A crescent of 15 houses, mainly 2 storey with attic, but including a central group... more

NS5567 : Prince's Gardens, Partickhill – detail by Alan Murray-Rust
Prince's Gardens, Partickhill – detail
These ornate cast iron panels with bird and fruit are to be found along the full... more

NS5566 : Gardner Street, Partickhill by Alan Murray-Rust
Gardner Street, Partickhill
Looking down towards Partick. This is the reverse view to... more

NS5566 : Gardner Street, Partick by Alan Murray-Rust
Gardner Street, Partick
Looking from Dumbarton Road up to Partickhill.

NS5566 : Partick Interchange by Alan Murray-Rust
Partick Interchange
Taken from the upper concourse at railway level. To the right are escalators down... more

NS5566 : Welcome to Partick by Alan Murray-Rust
Welcome to Partick
Bus stands at the new Partick Interchange.

NS5466 : Ople Make Glasgow by Alan Murray-Rust
Ople Make Glasgow
I was informed by fellow Geograph member Richard Sutcliffe, who uses this route... more

NS5465 : Clyde Tunnel approach by Alan Murray-Rust
Clyde Tunnel approach
Looking south from Govan Road.

NS5466 : Linthouse Buildings, Holmfauld Road by Alan Murray-Rust
Linthouse Buildings, Holmfauld Road
Now named Alexander Stephens House, housing The Riverbank Centre. Former design... more

NS5466 : Cross-river view from Linthouse by Alan Murray-Rust
Cross-river view from Linthouse
A rather bland landscape that has history. The brown area in the foreground was... more

NS5465 : Car wash, Govan Road by Alan Murray-Rust
Car wash, Govan Road
A distinctive treatment of a mundane facility.

NS5366 : Renfrew Road, Shieldhall by Alan Murray-Rust
Renfrew Road, Shieldhall
Looking west near the Hospital entrance.

NS5366 : Shieldhall Treatment Works by Alan Murray-Rust
Shieldhall Treatment Works
The main south-of-Clyde treatment works for Glasgow City and later Govan. It used... more

NS5366 : Hospital Boulevard, Shieldhall by Alan Murray-Rust
Hospital Boulevard, Shieldhall
The main road entrance into Queen Elizabeth University Hospital off Renfrew Road.

NS5366 : Shieldhall Treatment Works by Alan Murray-Rust
Shieldhall Treatment Works
The main south-of-Clyde treatment works for Glasgow City and later Govan. It used... more

NS5365 : Clyde Tunnel southern approach, Shieldhall Road flyover – 1 by Alan Murray-Rust
Clyde Tunnel southern approach, Shieldhall Road flyover – 1
The signs on the approach show that the flyover is restricted to vehicles of 7.5... more

NS5365 : Clyde Tunnel southern approach, Shieldhall Road flyover – 2 by Alan Murray-Rust
Clyde Tunnel southern approach, Shieldhall Road flyover – 2
View of the underside showing the deterioration of the concrete structure which... more

NS5364 : Glasgow-bound train approaching Cardonald Station by Alan Murray-Rust
Glasgow-bound train approaching Cardonald Station
This shows the latest track layout, with three tracks all signalled to allow... more

NS5565 : Welcome to Govan by Alan Murray-Rust
Welcome to Govan
The piazza fronting the Subway station and the bus station does provide a... more

NS5565 : Mary Barbour statue, Govan by Alan Murray-Rust
Mary Barbour statue, Govan
The statue, by sculptor Andrew Brown, was unveiled in March 2018, design being... more

NS5565 : The Lyceum, Govan by Alan Murray-Rust
The Lyceum, Govan
Former cinema, later Bingo hall, Listed Category B... more

NS5565 : Govan Old Walkway by Alan Murray-Rust
Govan Old Walkway
Notices state: “The Govan Old Walkway is a project undertaken by the local... more

NS5566 : Glasgow Harbour Terraces by Alan Murray-Rust
Glasgow Harbour Terraces
Modern housing development on the site of Meadowside Quay, seen from Govan waterside.

NS5565 : Govan vehicle ferry dock by Alan Murray-Rust
Govan vehicle ferry dock
The inner Clyde vehicle ferries crossed the river where it was too narrow for... more

NS5565 : Govan vehicle ferry dock – detail by Alan Murray-Rust
Govan vehicle ferry dock – detail
One of the winches to adjust the flap between the land and the ferry. See... more

NS5565 : Doomster Hill sculpture and inscription by Alan Murray-Rust
Doomster Hill sculpture and inscription
On the open space created at Govan Wharf on the site of the Govan Shipyards. The... more

NS5564 : Copland Road, Govan by Alan Murray-Rust
Copland Road, Govan
The Subway station is much more visible than it would have been in pre-SPT days.

NS5664 : Hydraulic Accumulator Tower, Govan by Alan Murray-Rust
Hydraulic Accumulator Tower, Govan
This and the main 'Four Winds' pump house are the only remaining buildings of the... more

NS5664 : Pacific Drive, Govan by Alan Murray-Rust
Pacific Drive, Govan
This cuts diagonally across the area once occupied by Prince's Dock, then for a... more

NS5664 : Festival Park, Govan by Alan Murray-Rust
Festival Park, Govan
This is the only remaining section of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival, which... more

NS5664 : Glasgow Corporation Tramways monogram, former Govan tram depot by Alan Murray-Rust
Glasgow Corporation Tramways monogram, former Govan tram depot
On the remaining gatepost at the entrance to the former depot yard... more

NS5664 : The site of Govan tram depot by Alan Murray-Rust
The site of Govan tram depot
Taken from the same point as this picture http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6196722... more

NS5664 : Plantation Park, Cessnock by Alan Murray-Rust
Plantation Park, Cessnock
Looking into the park from the Edwin Street entrance.

NS5664 : Kinning Park Subway station by Alan Murray-Rust
Kinning Park Subway station
I was lucky enough to capture trains operating in both directions. The people on... more

NS5866 : Cowcaddens Subway station by Alan Murray-Rust
Cowcaddens Subway station
One of several Subway stations in Glasgow currently being modernised.

NS5866 : Millennium milepost and cycle at Cowcaddens Subway by Alan Murray-Rust
Millennium milepost and cycle at Cowcaddens Subway
The milepost has been repainted since this view https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/770470

NS5966 : At the back of Buchanan House – 2 by Alan Murray-Rust
At the back of Buchanan House – 2
There is absolutely nothing in this view to indicate how the area looked 54 years... more

NS5966 : At the back of Buchanan House – 1 by Alan Murray-Rust
At the back of Buchanan House – 1
There is absolutely nothing in this view to indicate how the area looked 54 years... more

All images © Alan Murray-Rust and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.

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